Mary Philip picked up four of her 65 caps in 2008, before announcing her retirement from football.
After eight games, 17 goals, and a year that saw England qualify for their third major tournament in a row, it's time to find out who the fans choice is for the Nationwide England Women's Player of the Year. Today we look at Mary Philip's contribution.
Date of Birth 14.03.77
Career Caps 65
Caps in 2008 4
This year saw Mary Phillip bring her football career to a glorious end, after deciding to retire following 12 years involved with the England team.
A versatile player who could feature across the defence and also in midfield, Mary represented the Lions in two World Cups, had the honour of captaining the team and also had a successful club career with the likes of Millwall, Fulham and Arsenal.
England National Coach Hope Powell has already spoken of her hopes that Phillip will now go into coaching and use her experience in the game to help the development of young players.
This year saw Mary collect the final four of her 65 caps in the first half of the year, as she was part of the squad which faced Norway and Sweden in Cyprus, before figuring in the Euro 2009 Qualifying games with Northern Ireland and Czech Republic.
Check TheFA.com tomorrow to read about Lianne Sanderson's form in 2008.
You have until midnight (GMT) on Saturday 31 January 2009 to get your votes in and everyone those fans who choose the eventual winner will go into the hat to win an exclusive VIP prize;
The chance to be at England's first game of 2009 and, most importantly, to present the award to the winning England player.
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